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Pattern Matching

Blockchain takes a substantial toll on the environment that experts are beginning to reckon with

Alpine Mining co-founder and CEO Ludovic Thomas works at the company’s main cryptocurrency mining site in the tiny southern Swiss village of Gondo. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

The Pattern


Well, perhaps virtual reality. But that’s about it.

Photo: Amy Osborne/AFP/Getty Images


A Q&A with the acclaimed science fiction author and inventor of better futures

Image: Maciej Toporowicz, NYC/Getty Images


We’ve run out of letters to name our storms, and entered a brand-new, catastrophic era

A NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image of Hurricane Dorian (Cat. 5 storm) tracking towards the Florida taken Sept 1, 2019.
A NOAA GOES-East satellite handout image of Hurricane Dorian (Cat. 5 storm) tracking towards the Florida taken Sept 1, 2019.
Photo: NOAA/Getty Images


A failing economic model, a health crisis, and mass joblessness — the Covid crisis shows we need to radically harness technology to remake our economy, now

Photo: Andriy Onufriyenko/Getty Images


We have to start somewhere

Bicycle commuters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Bicycle commuters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.
Bicycle commuters crossing the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images


Climate change will force more people to leave their homes than at any other point in human history. Conflict is inevitable.

Photo: Aliraza Khatri’s Photography/Moment/Getty Images


The Color of Climate

Getting rid of the police could remove a key environmental stressor of Black people

Police surround protesters gathering in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, to demand the defunding of the police force and to demonstrate against police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s murder on June 1, 2020. Photo illustration. Photo: Erik McGregor/Getty Images


The Color of Climate

The company’s recent Black Lives Matter message doesn’t jive with its actions

A view of the Chevron refinery in Richmond, California. Photo illustration. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images


Cockaponset State Forest, just outside of Chester, Connecticutt. Photos: George Etheredge and Cody O’Loughlin

EEE kills almost half of its victims, and cases are on the rise

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